November 6, 1926-September 15,2021
Annabelle K. Kelly (Young) passed away peacefully surrounded by family holding her hand. She is predeceased by husbands Don Kelly, Jack Williams and John Young, her brothers Robert, Edward, Thomas and Wesley. She leaves a lifetime of beautiful memories to her surviving family: Her son Kevin (Darcy) Young, grandchildren Dylan (Melanie Dailey) and Tyler Young and her precious great granddaughter who shares her name, Peyton Annabelle Young. She also leaves 3 Step-daughters Barb Fermoil (Tim), Patty Sherlock (Alan), Kathy Kirkpatrick (Brian), a Step-Son Jack Williams and with them many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There are no words to describe a woman with the biggest heart of gold. Family meant everything to Annabelle which is evidenced by her multiple country search and pure determination to find long lost family member here and abroad including her siblings. A family who may never of found each other again without all the long hours and traveling she put into this mission. A true family reunion that continued on.
Annabelle loved to entertain whether it was the Easter Lamb, the Christmas Beast, the New Year Lobster, summer picnics on the deck or shrimp by the pool. You couldn’t leave her home hungry. She wouldn’t have it. No one could cook quite like her either, though many have tried. We will however continue to use her recipes!!! However, you couldn’t go to her house after returning from a fishing trip without the catch of the day or you would get the “where’s my fish” lecture with a slap to the back of the head. Yet, she would always make sure she had a back up plan and whipped up a delicious dinner.
The biggest smile would come to Annabelle’s face whenever her grandchildren were around from the time they were babies right into adulthood. She spared no expense and missed no opportunity to teach them about the world, their roots and how to properly set a table and have good manners. A few forks to the back of a hand was all it took. She loved sharing life experiences with them. Between the trips to Europe and Ireland to meet family and learn about their roots to all the trips to Florida including their first trip to Disney World so much was learned from her. Organizational skills were a great asset she taught as whenever we went to Florida to visit we barely needed to pack. The fridge was full, the beds were made, the meals planned, and the cocktails were poured. All the floats, goggles and swim toys lined up nicely by the pools with a stack of towels within reach. Couldn’t beat those vacations. Best Bed and Breakfast EVER!!! More comfortable than home because it WAS home.
To describe a woman like Annabelle and all her attributes from her infectious smile, her breathtaking green eyes, her fashion sense, her organizational skills and all she contributed to this world would need an entire book series to fully explain. Anyone who knew her would 100% agree. While this is a loss of great magnitude our thousands of memories will carry us thru until we refill our parting glasses when we reunite.